Would you like to attend a Baby Massage course run by Action for Children?
Following the changes to Children's Centres in Hampshire, Action for Children's professionally trained staff are planning several Baby Massage Courses in the Farnborough, Fleet and Odiham area.
These will carry a charge of £50 for a 5 week course (to cover costs).
Baby massage is suitable for babies from 6 weeks to 6 months (or until they are moving and crawling).
What is baby massage?
Baby massage is a simple and effective way to strengthen the mother/baby bond and leads to healthier, happier babies and parents. The classes will teach you basic, safe strokes whilst building your confidence in touching your baby.
What are the benefits of baby massage?
strengthen his/her attachment to you
There are lots of ways baby massage can benefit both you and your baby. You may find giving your baby a massage lifts your mood and helps you to feel more empowered as a parent. It helps you to understand their subtle non-verbal language and develops your ability to listen to them laying down the foundations of trust and security which will help you build a happy and confident relationship with your baby for the future.
Baby massage can be great for dads, too. Some dads may miss out on a lot of the hands-on care of their babies, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed. A regular massage with dad can become a routine, perhaps at bedtime, that helps to bring them closer.